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Man City v Atalanta: Team news, Prediction & Probable lineup

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 21/10/2019

Manchester City will host Atalanta in the third Champions League group match at the Etihad as they hope to record their third consecutive win the Europe elite club competition on Tuesday evening, here are the details you need know before the kick-off.

TEAM NEWS:

MANCHESTER CITY:

Leroy Sane and America Laporte remain a long-term absentee with knee injury respectively but Nicolas Otamendi remained a doubt for the match against Atalanta.

John Stones could also be handed some playing time after having come off the bench in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park last weekend.

ATALANTA:

Duvan Zapata could also miss the trip due to injury, The Colombian forward has been in sensational form for the Series A team this season. They have no major injury worries going into this game.

HEAD TO HEAD:

This would be this first meeting between these two teams in Champions League.

RECENT FORM

MANCHESTER CITY:

Pep Guardiola’s men have been able to record the maximum points in the Champions League last two games with their victory against Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb and in the domestic scene they are getting the needed points to close the gap on League leader Liverpool in the Premier League.

The Cityzens are gradually putting up a performance that can propel them to silverware at the end of the campaign provided they can stay fit and avoid injuries.

ATALANTA:

The Nerazzurri and the Orobici is yet to set the ball rolling in the Champions League, though they are down well in the domestic scene with a third place spot in the Serie A at the moment.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side has not won any of their matches in the Champions League, they suffered two defeat against Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donestk.

PROBABLE LINEUPS

MANCHESTER CITY:

Ederson; Cancelo, Otamendi, Stones, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Aguero, Sterling

ATALANTA:

Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Masiello; Hateboer, Freuler, Pasalic, Gosens; Malinovskiy, Muriel, Gomez

PREDICTION:

Manchester City 3-1 Atalanta
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